Today's letter from the Editor
Today's Matrices
iJobs Job Widget
iJobs General

Marketing Manager - Leicestershire - £35,000

£30000 - £35000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Marketing Manager (CIM, B2B, MS Offi...

Marketing Executive (B2B and B2C) - Rugby, Warwickshire

£22000 - £25000 per annum: Ashdown Group: A highly successful organisation wit...

SEN Coordinator + Teacher (SENCO)

£1 per day: Randstad Education Leeds: Job Purpose To work closely with the he...

Research Manager - Quantitative/Qualitative

£32000 - £42000 Per Annum: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd: Our client is curr...

The Sports Matrix: Friday 7 September 2012

Peacock beats Pistorius to cap golden evening

Great Britain's Jonnie Peacock obliterated a field including the South African Oscar Pistorius, right, and Brazil's Alan Oliveira to claim a stunning victory in the 100m T44 last night, with a Paralympic record time of 10.90 seconds.

"It's absolutely surreal," Peacock said. "I've been trying to stay focused to get that time." The 19-year-old was the only runner to finish the race in under 11 seconds.

Peacock remains a staunch Pistorius fan: "I think it's brilliant what Oscar has done for our sport," he said. Pistorius finished fourth. "He's brought a lot of attention to the Paralympics. He's proven that it is elite sport. We are pushing ourselves day by day as much as any athlete."

In the men's 800m T54 race, David Weir secured his third gold of the London Paralympics, coming from behind in the final 100m to power to victory. "That was hard work, I had to dig deep tonight," Weir said after the win. "This one's for my children." The wheelchair racer had also won in the 5,000m, and the 1,500m T54 events.

Sagna angry at Arsenal exodus

Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna criticised his club's inability to keep their best players. "Everyone was expecting [Robin] Van Persie to leave, but [Alex] Song, that was a surprise," said Sagna. "I watched Manchester City's [Premier League title] parade on TV. I want that [feeling]." MORE

Carrick out to earn his England place

Michael Carrick says he has plenty to prove in an England shirt in tonight's World Cup qualifying game against Moldova. "I am not here to think I should be playing or guaranteed a place," said the midfielder. "It is up to me to earn the right to be in the squad." MORE

Gerrard: England can win World Cup

Steven Gerrard has claimed that England have the ability to win the 2014 World Cup ahead of their first qualifying Group H game against Moldova in Chisinau tonight. "You never stop believing in football," said the 32-year-old England captain. "Miracles do happen." MORE

Delighted Storey seals 11th gold

Sarah Storey described these Paralympics as the "greatest Games for me" after claiming her 11th gold medal in total, equalling the record of Tanni Grey-Thompson and Dave Roberts. The cyclist won the C4-5 road race, securing her fourth London 2012 gold. MORE

England U-21s on verge of play-offs

England U-21s defeated Azerbaijan 2-0 last night to move five points clear at the top of qualifying Group Eight. England manager Stuart Pearce said: "Hopefully that sees us in the Uefa Under-21 Championship play-offs." MORE

Federer exit paves the way for Murray

Andy Murray will face Tomas Berdych in tomorrow's US Open semi-final after the Czech's 7-6 6-4 3-6 6-3 win over Roger Federer. It is the first time since the 2004 French Open that a Grand Slam semi-final does not feature Rafael Nadal or Federer. MORE

Hamilton deflects Mercedes rumours

Lewis Hamilton has deflected questions ahead of Sunday's Italian Grand Prix about whether he would leave McLaren for Mercedes next season. "It's not great for the team," Hamilton said of the speculation. "We need to keep our guys motivated." MORE

Cockroft claims second gold

Wheelchair racer Hannah Cockroft claimed her second London 2012 gold medal yesterday, winning the 200m T34 category final. Cockroft, 20, took victory in the T34 100m last Friday, the first British track-and-field gold of the Games. MORE

Shelagh Fogarty

Luck plays a part in everyone's life. Matt Stutzman won silver in the Paralympic Archery. He was born with no arms. Medical reports cite no clinical reason for it. Just one of those things. MORE

Anderson called up as cover for Finn

Jimmy Anderson was called up to England's squad for the Twenty20 series against South Africa yesterday, providing cover for Steve Finn, who has a stiff back. England play three T20s in five days, starting tomorrow. MORE

Career Services

Day In a Page

Scottish referendum: The Yes vote was the love that dared speak its name, but it was not to be

Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
Manolo Blahnik: The high priest of heels talks flats, Englishness, and why he loves Mary Beard

Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

Scrambled eggs and LSD

Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
'Normcore' fashion: Blending in is the new standing out in latest catwalk non-trend

'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

New leading ladies of dance fight back

How female vocalists are now writing their own hits
Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
His life, the universe and everything

His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Reach for the skies

Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam